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Essie

Essie was born in 1884. She was my great grandmother and a source of fascination for me as a child.

When visited her home as a young girl, I marvelled at the glass prisms lining her windows and the rainbows cast along her walls. Essie served sultanas and pink marshmallow cookies sprinkled with coconut. She’d sit patiently, eyes closed behind her wire-rimmed glasses, while I brushed her hair. I was nine years old and she was ninety. Continue reading “Essie”

Curating Wonder — Remembrance Day

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Curating Wonder — Canadian Nurses: WWI

62dbc87501cdbc8b8850c7a57e619e51 Continue reading “Curating Wonder — Canadian Nurses: WWI”

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